Boasts and Rails



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Episode Info

A tip throws the case into jeopardy; secrets surface from Axe's past.


Paul Giamatti
as Chuck Rhoades
Damian Lewis
as Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod
Malin Akerman
as Lara Axelrod
David Costabile
as Mike 'Wags' Wagner
Maggie Siff
as Wendy Rhoades
Toby Leonard Moore
as Bryan Connerty
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Critic Reviews for Boasts and Rails

This week's episode, was the first time one of Billions' taut games of cops-and-robbers revealed the character of the people involved, instead of eating up screentime... that would have been better used for that more important purpose.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

We are really hoping Billions continues to explore this subject going forward, and will continue to give credit where it's due when we return next week with another edition of the Reality Index!

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

In its 8th episode, Billions is what it is: an average to above average pay cable show. It must be acknowledged, however, that it is pursuing at least two plot lines that A. I have never seen before and just as importantly B. Are pretty interesting.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Tonight's deftly plotted episode, "Boasts and Rails," considers two actions that, on their face, would seem to be impossible to rationalize.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The moral gray area is what makes the show fascinating. Sometimes, it might be right to use someone for good.

May 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If Billions isn't going to be about more than the conflict between these two men, it has to add a lot of layers to that conflict. The show isn't there yet, but it's heading in the right direction.

May 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…